May 25, 2019 |
Shri Madan Lal Agrawal features among Nepal’s groundbreaking industrialists and avid social workers. He pioneered several firsts in Nepal including its first private airline, marble quarry, soft drink bottling, beer brewing, and yarn manufacturing unit. He was well regarded for his vision, entrepreneurial acumen and social and philanthropic activities. He was actively engaged with various prominent institutions – Nepal chapter of UNESCO, Red Cross Society, Nepal Foreign Trade Association, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Tariff Board, Tribhuwan University, Lions Clubs International, and the Cancer Relief Society.
Recognizing his great contribution to Nepalese society, he was conferred with the country’s highest civilian honor – “Suprasiddha Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu” (Class First). The Nepalese government posthumously issued a postage stamp in his honor, making him the first industrialist to receive this distinction.
In one lifetime, he did enough to inspire generations. People who never met him are still awed by the generosity of his spirit. He was a Karmayogi, Patriarch, Philosopher, Mentor, Patriot, Dreamer, and above all a Pious human being whose vision will always be our guiding light.